These Mexican candy shots are perfect for the stressful fast-approaching festive season. They are very easy to make, pack a big punch, and can even be converted into kid-friendly drinks!
They are made with three must-add ingredients: tequila, watermelon schnapps, and a dash of hot sauce.
There are quite a few variations you can try for this Mexican candy shots recipe. The best way to figure out what you like is to try a couple of different things.
First, you can use watermelon juice instead of schnapps. If you cannot find watermelon juice, you can even use strawberry juice, raspberry juice, guava juice, and cranberry juice.
If you want to see them burn, just give them the hot sauce as-is. But for these shots, definitely consider flavor over spice.
You can really make any rim you want. If you want to keep it classic, just make a salt rim. You can even make a sugar rim!
- If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can simply combine all of the shot ingredients in a jug or small mixing bowl. - If your cocktail shaker doesn’t come with a strainer, you can use a tea strainer or mini sieve instead.
The most common reason is that the rim wasn’t covered properly with water or lime juice.
This is done with syrup. you can use a premade simple syrup or make your own at home.